Luna beads--exercise with a twist!Although I've tried several different vaginal balls--with and without holders and harnesses--these are probably my favorites. The smaller size allowed for easier insertion and greater comfort during periods of extended wear. I would recommend these to anyone!
There are many types of vaginal exercisers on the market, but vaginal balls are probably the most discreet and easiest to use, since they can be inserted and worn for an extended period of time. This means that women using them can practice their Kegels anytime, anywhere, without anyone being the wiser. Obviously, this is what the Luna Beads are meant to be used for.
The beads are smooth with no texture at all, as is the harness. When you roll the beads around in your hand, you can feel the weighted balls inside the plastic. The vibrations aren't wickedly strong, but you can definitely feel them.
The harness is a little difficult to figure out, if you want to remove one bead to use on its own. I guess "difficult" isn't the word, really, but it does take a little bit of maneuvering to get the beads situated properly in the harness. You need to make sure that the slight "seam" in the beads line up with the harness, or the beads might come loose--and even if they don't come loose, if they're not seated properly in the harness, they just don't sit right. You can tell by looking, though, if the beads are seated properly. It only takes a minute or so to make sure everything is lined up right.
The toy itself comes in a fabulous-looking Lelo box that you could certainly use for storage, although I personally choose to store them in the pretty little silken storage pouch included in the box. (It's a lot easier to find room in my toy drawer for a little pouch than a box--even a small box!) Travelling with these balls wouldn't be an issue; all you'd have to do is pop them into your suitcase in their pouch and no one would be the wiser!
To be honest, I wondered whether the harness would make a difference in the ease of insertion, or if the harness would make them uncomfortable to wear. But the harness doesn't seem to make one bit of difference--I still can't tell I'm wearing them, which is a big plus for me.
The only exception to that rule, of course, is when I actually do my Kegels. Although I can't feel the Luna Beads inside me, when I squeeze my PC muscles, I can tell that the beads are making a difference. And because the balls are smaller than the others I've used, I feel as though I'm getting more of a "workout". (That could just be my mind, but I swear it's true.)
I thought that because of the smaller size of the Luna Beads, I would be unable to feel the sensation of the weighted balls when I move, but that is definitely not the case. I can feel the vibrations when I move--they're not earth-shaking by any means, but they're undoubtedly there, and the fact that they're subtle makes them even more enjoyable in my opinion.
A free sample of Lelo lube was included with this toy, and though I have not used it, I'm confident that it will be compatible with the toy (obviously, since the lube comes from the company itself). Because the beads themselves are made of plastic, if you choose to use one bead on its own, you can use any type of lube. If you choose to use the silicone harness, though, you should skip the silicone-based lube (as, paradoxically, silicone lubes can actually degrade silicone toys). Over time, silicone-based lubes can cause silicone toys to have a permanently sticky feel, and can even render them unusable. So beware!
Included with the toy is a nice little satin-like storage pouch with a drawstring, that is perfect for discreet storage wherever you want.
There is an in-depth instruction manual included with the toy, in several different languages. You certainly can't accuse Lelo of being shoddy with instructions! Although I have used several different types of vaginal balls, I appreciated the instruction manual because it aided in the proper positioning of the beads within the harness.